Food & Drink

Creamy wild rice & turkey soup.

I wish I would have thought to make this after our Canadian Thanksgiving last month but the truth is, I was just way too busy and way too tired. However, for my American friends out there – here is a great soup recipe to make with your leftover turkey.

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This soup is so good and I am almost embarrassed to admit that most of its flavor comes from a package. The thick and rich flavor from the ready to use turkey gravy is the secret weapon when it comes to making this. No extra spices are needed. The flavor is packed inside of this ready to use turkey gravy. It also allows for the whole soup to come together in a half hour so I can’t even be mad about that.

We devoured this as a late lunch / early dinner with a crusty baguette and a small side of fresh romaine salad. It was the perfect bowl of soup for a chilly day.

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Here is what you will need:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 cups of mushrooms – sliced

1 cup of carrots – sliced

1 cup of celery – sliced

1 small onion – sliced

2 tablespoons of flour

3 cups of chicken broth

1 cup of quick cooking wild rice

12 ounces of McCormick Simply Better Turkey Gravy

1 cup of half and half

3 cups of turkey – shredded

salt & pepper to taste

fresh chopped parsley (optional) for garnish

Here is what you will need to do:

In a large stock pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil, mushrooms, carrots, celery and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes or until tender.

Add the flour and mix together. Cook for 1-2 minutes longer.

Stir in the broth and bring to a boil. Slowly add the wild rice and reduce back down to a simmer and cook until the rice is tender.

Add the turkey, turkey gravy and half and half. Cook until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.

If you choose, sprinkle a little fresh parsley on top and enjoy!

We don’t usually eat a ton of turkey in our house – we tend to keep it specially for the holiday season. A lot of chicken, beef and pork go down in our house but I do enjoy switching up our proteins once in a while and this soup is a nice way of doing that. What do you do with your leftover turkey? Do you have any turkey ideas or recipes to share with me? Let me know in the comment section, would love to hear your suggestions!



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